The privacy of our members and visitors is very important to us and as such, the Learning Technologies Special Interest Group of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL LTSIG) does not share with third parties any information that you may voluntarily give us or is collected automatically during your visit to our website without your knowledge and consent.
You do not have to give us personal information to visit our site. Personally identifiable information will only be collected via the website if specifically and knowingly given by you. Any personal information supplied by you will only be used by the LTSIG - we do not sell or otherwise affect the transfer of any personal data to third parties. Information may be collected to help us improve the effectiveness of our website.
Non-registered visitors to our website
When someone visits www.ltsig.org.uk we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be explicit about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Registered visitors to our website
Members of the LTSIG can register with the website. This enables them to receive the benefits associated with membership of the SIG, such as downloading the SIG newsletter, CALL Review. When users register with the site they are asked to provide their name, email address and membership number, as well as choosing a username/password combination. The name and e-mail address are necessary as part of the registration process - the system requires users to click on a link that is sent by e-mail in order to confirm their subscription. It also enables us to conatct you if there are any problems with the refistration process - for example if an incorrect membership number has been entered. The e-mail addresses are not used for any other purposes and are not shared with any third party. The membership number is used during login - the system automatically checks with the central IATEFL database to confirm that the mmebership number is current. No other use is made of this information.
Here is what we use:
Session Cookie (a long string of letters and numbers - for example abf5cccb2a22092b1b0cb13da71cbd30)
This is created when you visit the website. If you are a member and log in it is updated so that the system knows and remembers that you have logged in. This is essential to the working of the site.
fontSize The increase/reduce text size buttons at the top of the page set a cookie - this enables the system to use the same fontSize settings for
Like lots of other sites, we use Google Analytics. This collects anonymous data of how people are using this site and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views etc., which is very helpful for us in trying to improve the website. Google Analytics sets four cookies:
There is a browser add-on which allows you to you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
We use the ShareThis module on our site to enable people to share items through Twitter, Facebook and e-mail. This module uses two cookies.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
This site contains links to other websites that we believe have information that will be of interest to you. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not held to be responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.
We take privacy issues seriously and encourage you to tell us if you think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures. You can contact the committee members through the Committee pages.
This privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 18th April 2012.